6 MarchTydavnet Drama TroupeThe Cripple of Inishmaan
7 MarchTydavnet Drama TroupeThe Cripple of Inishmaan
20 MarchIrish Film InstituteDas Leben lst Fur Feiglinge
20 MarchFr Michael RuddyDamien
26 MarchBig Telly Theatre CompanyOne Sandwich Short of a Genius
18 AprilMichael Hynes The Legand of Luke Kelly
22 AprilCyclone RepRomeo & Juliet-The Merchant Session
30 April 2015Fishamble: The New Play CompanyUnderneath by Pat Kinevane

All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated
 

6th March 2015

Tydavnet Drama Troupe

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Tydavnet Dramatic Troupe arrive at The Garage Theatre on Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th with their 2015 production ‘The Cripple of Inishmann’ by Martin Mc Donagh.

Set on a remote Island off the West Coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Innismaan is a strange comic and interesting tale.

 When word arrives on the island of Inishmaan that the Hollywood director, Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island of Inishmore to film 'Man of Aran', the one person who wants to be in the film more than anyone is young cripple Billy Claven, if only to break away from the boredom of his daily life, and the hurtful jibes from those around him.

Tydavnet Drama Troupe have performed successfully at the Garage Theatre for over 20 years now and have regularly sold out the venue. This two night performance of The Cripple of Inishmann is eagerly awaited by followers of this versatile amateur troupe.

Permission granted by Samuel French Ltd.

  
 7th March 2015

Tydavnet Drama Troupe

 
 
 

20th March 2015

Irish Film Institute

Das Leben lst Nichts Fur Feiglinge

Life's no Piece of Cake

(Age recommendation 16+ Suitable for Senior Cycle Students)

€5 a Student

 

20th March 2015

Fr Michael Ruddy

Damien

A Play in two acts by Aldyth Morris, featuring Fr Michael Ruddy ss.cc. as Fr Damien. 

Admission €10.00, €5.00 concession for students. All proceeds to help the Sacred Hearts Leprosy Mission in India.

The linking thread for the play is the 1936 transfer of Fr Damien’s remains  from Molokai to Louvain in Belgium. Fr Damien returns from his place in heaven, to re-tell the story of his life and ministry, with creative use of  time, place and memory.

Fr Michael would be well known to many in the Cavan/Monaghan area having been a Military chaplain there from 1995-2004 residing in Tanagh, Cootehill.  Originally from North Mayo and now a Parish Priest in Clondalkin, Dublin, Fr Michael celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Ordination last year. To coincide with his Silver Jubilee, Fr Michael published a new book of poems: “Seamless Robe,” copies of which will be on sale on the night of the play, with the proceeds also going towards the Leprosy Mission.

 

26th March 2015

Big Telly Theatre Company

 
One Sanwich Short of a Genius
 
Mum is so determined to keep up appearances that when Dad leaves her 'to find himself', she hires an actor to replace him. It's a perfect solution to an embarrassing situation, as long as she uses her imagination to find the extra cash. Mum's the word. Luckily, the daughter,s far to busy planning the happiest day of her life to notice, but the son smells so many rats he,s a loose cannon who must be kept behind closed doors. Well keeping the cat in the bag and the skeletons in the cupboard whilst avoiding the elephant in the room tip them all over the edge ? Or is it the best move she's ever made...

  
  7th March 2015

Tydavnet Drama Troupe

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Tydavnet Dramatic Troupe arrive at The Garage Theatre on Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th with their 2015 production ‘The Cripple of Inishmann’ by Martin Mc Donagh.

Set on a remote Island off the West Coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Innismaan is a strange comic and interesting tale.

 When word arrives on the island of Inishmaan that the Hollywood director, Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island of Inishmore to film 'Man of Aran', the one person who wants to be in the film more than anyone is young cripple Billy Claven, if only to break away from the boredom of his daily life, and the hurtful jibes from those around him.

Tydavnet Drama Troupe have performed successfully at the Garage Theatre for over 20 years now and have regularly sold out the venue. This two night performance of The Cripple of Inishmann is eagerly awaited by followers of this versatile amateur troupe.

Permission granted by Samuel French Ltd.

  18th April 2015

Michael Hynes Promotions

The Legand of Luke Kelly

On 30th January 1984 it is said that the Whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Luke Kelly. He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century.

In October 2001 ‘A Tribute to Luke Kelly’ was launched in Dublin’s Hotpress HQ before an audience which included Luke’s siblings and relations. As a result of the show’s success, MCD booked the band for a three month residency at the Olympia theatre which led to a memorable appearance on RTE’s Open House.

Over the past seven years they have amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues with the regular attendance of the Kelly family. Popularity has seen the band touring abroad even as far away as Australia.

Lead singer, Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke while his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined on stage by accomplished musicians who all consider it an honour to bring Luke’s memory to the stage in the ultimate tribute to the King of balladeers.

Recently to mark Luke’s 25th anniversary, Chris and co-writer Hilary Kavanagh composed a song entitled ‘Voice of the people’ to celebrate his life. An album of original songs will soon follow…

 

 

22th April 2015

10am

Cyclone Rep

Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare comes to life in The Romeo & Juliet Session! The bard
directs a group of modern actors in his great romantic tragedy.
However, problems arise as Mr. Shakespeare’s sixteenth century
attitudes and demeanour clash with those of the modern performers.
Arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue!

Cyclone Rep once again introduces students to one of Shakespeare’s
greatest plays with stunning performances, historical background,
discussion of major themes and audience participation and interaction.

Topics and themes introduced and/or analysed in The Romeo and Juliet
Session: Shakespeare’s main source, Symbols in the play, The passage
of time in Romeo and Juliet, Nature of love, Love as a religious
experience, Benvolio’s function, Fate, Romeo’s Transformation, Love
vs. Lust, Conflict, Historical context of the Capulet/Montague feud,
Lack of women performers in Elizabethan Theatre, Attitudes to
homosexuality in Shakespeare’s time, Parental Authority, Storytelling
in Shakespeare’s time.

Cast: Luke Barry, Martin Condon, Marie O'Donovan, Sean McNally

 

22th April 2015

1pm

Cyclone Rep

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant Session: An entertaining and informative synthesis of
analysis and performance that has the primary goal of helping Junior
Cert learners in their understanding of Merchant of Venice while at
the same time highlighting what a fine comedy it is. The 95 minute
performance is a reduced version of the play and contains an
entertaining scholarly review that clarifies the main themes and
topics as well as an invitation for discussion.

Topics and themes introduced and/or analysed in the Merchant Session:
Friendship and Loyalty, Merchant of Venice in Nazi Germany,
Launcelot’s Conscience, Mercy and Justice, The Role of Religion, The
Pound of Flesh, Father and Child Love, Romantic Love, Love Between
Friends, Significance of Tubal, Isolation, Money & Wealth, The function
of the caskets, Women’s Appearance & Reality, Prejudice.

Cast: Martin Condon, Cian Kinahan, Marie O'Donovan, Sean McNally
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Tickets - €14 per student – Teachers & SNAs free

Please contact Cyclone Rep (021) 235 5356, (085) 8585 502, or maev@cyclonerep.comfor bookings and further details.

 
30th April 2015

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Underneath
by Pat Kinevane
 
Sticks and stones didn't break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her.
Is Beauty really only skin deep?
Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper?
Following the runaway international success of Forgotten and Silent, Fishamble premieres Pat Kinevane’s third solo play, Underneath, directed by Jim Culleton, as part of Limerick City of Culture this December.
This stunning new play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface, and what lies underneath.
‘Ireland’s excellent Fishamble’ Guardian
'Drop everything...book now...captivating, moving and -yes - even unforgettable' Irish Times [on Forgotten]
‘passionate one-man show…carefully wrought production…Kinevane [is] an artist of the theatre’ New York Times [on Silent]